Continent of mountainous regions
I've finally done some real mapping again. This time another continent, scale is not decided upon yet. I started with a small doodle of something, thought its shape might become a nice island, sketched it more definitively. Scanned. Started messing around with it in Painter.
Then I realised I can't just throw some mountains on it. I was inspired by relief maps, like this one and this one of Britain*. So I decided I might well paint a bit of a relief map of my continent, which will help place mountains and forests and the like. I'm now at the stage that I have drawn an insane amount of mountains .
I'm not sure yet if I like the style I'm going for (like the bright colours I seem to end up using every time!). Perhaps I'll just keep it ink and parchment like textures with some subtle colouring. Any thoughts are very welcome, this part of mapmaking is really hard to me :S
* - I just found out Wiki Commons has an atlas section. With so many maps! <3